Friday, June 02, 2006

movin' over here...


Hey everyone. Welcome to my first blog (technically it's a duplicate of my first from another blog I got rid of). I'll post pics and tell you dirty secrets about how I made 'em... Hope you enjoy.

Here's my first blog pic. It's a sketch I did based on the Feb 2006 issue of SISTER 2 sister magazine. www.s2smagazine.com


It's Letoya, one of the original members of Destiny's Child.

Well, kinda.

I took some liberties with her eyes (simplified and enlarged them and made them more almond shaped). Not that her eyes aren't lovely. It was just a stylization thing.

"Dirty Secret" I had to repo her eyes in Photoshop because I drew them too low originally. They're still a bit wonky but I think they're okay.

I've been told by more than one great artist that you should fix your errors in the actual drawing. It helps you learn and grow. I believe that and try to apply it whenever possible. But time is money and Prismacolor pencils aren't always the easiest to erase. Still I may give it another go now that I have a scan of the original...

Hope y'all like it. Let me know either way...

5 comments:

Vanoni! said...

Stupendous!
Sure I love watching your 3D Mastery when you drop by Prissy's - but what really gets my motor runnin' is stuff like this.

I bet time is limited - hope to see more though!

– C

poda said...

Thanks C!

In a weird turn of events, I've been at Pricilla's more than you lately. Go figure...

Brandon said...

Great stuff. I use photoshop for repositioning things quite a bit. I think it hellps a lot to check proportions, flip the drawing ect.

Rrramone said...

Your work is amazing! Keep it up. :-)

Anson Jew said...

Gorgeous piece of work! A bit of an Angelo Torres feel happening here, too. Nice!

aj